The sound of the drums is all around you as an ancient war unfolds. The 3 Kingdoms slot by NetEnt takes us back to when three Emperors battled for control over China, each with their power bases scattered throughout the country.
The victors of this war, the jin dynasty only enjoyed it for 100 years before another bloody war broke out, but players on this slot could enjoy the spoils of winning for longer. Will you be crowned King or dethroned? Let’s have a look in this review.
The setting of this slot put us in the aftermath of an ancient Chinese battle with the remnants of conflict highlighted in red behind the bamboo scroll on which the reel sits. The sound of dramatic traditional Chinese music and cymbal crashes fills the air as you play, the low value symbols are the standard 9 – A card suits displayed in the style of Chinese calligraphy whilst high value symbols include the 3 kings along with a Chinese warriors and a golden dragon statue.
The theme is much like traditional Chinese slots however the mechanics are where this slot really stands out. With an offering of 243 ways to win throughout the 5-reel, 3-row slot and a high maximum bet of £/€/$125 there is certainly the chance to win big in this slot. If players are hoping to get the top prize of 60x their stake they will be looking for the blue king symbol, Sima Yan who eventually wins the war and become Emperor Wu. This return could be rewarding if players are willing to bet high and added chances for great returns in the bonus rounds all accumulate to make an RTP (Return to Player) of 96.88%.
King of 3 Kingdoms really piles on the excitement in the bonus rounds that offer even more ways to win big. The free spins feature can be activated by landing the scatter symbols on the reel with a maximum of 5 scatters returning 25 free spins that all come with a possible 3x multiplier on any wins achieved in this round. A key feature of this bonus is that it can be re-triggered by the free spins that can reward you up to a further 25 free spins. There is also a Wild symbol in play that substitutes for other symbols on the reel that will allow the player to make more combinations with what is already there. This symbol is a map of the 3 kingdoms that when activated is another nice feature on top of everything else.
The narrative, design and most importantly features of this slot make it a great game to be enjoyed by players whilst possibly earning some gold. It has added enough features to keep the play interesting but not so much that it gets confusing, a balance that is difficult to find with slots.
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